Kingfishers (Alcedo Atthis)

The Eurasian Kingfishers (Alcedo Atthis) – Scientific Name: Alcedo Atthis. They are water based birds and their staple diet is Fish and aquatic insects. They have a protective lens over their eyes for when they dive to catch their food.

The Kingfisher is (generally) teritorial and usually nest their eggs during the Summer periods in Burrows or artificial banks that are suitable for their clutches.

The Female can be identified by the colour of the lower beak. It is redish orange in nature.

The Kingfishers are protected under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act. It is an offence to knowingly disturb a Kingfisher nest during the mating season (which is generally between April and September in the UK).